COME AND VISIT US
The home of the Companions of St. Anthony is in Ellicott City, Maryland, at the Shrine of St. Anthony. Located in scenic Howard County, Maryland, just 30 miles west of Baltimore, the Shrine of St. Anthony has been home to the Franciscan Friars for over 70 years. In its long life, the Shrine has been home to many friars and has served as a student residence, a house of philosophy, and a novitiate. Since 1991, Ellicott City has been home to the Companions of St. Anthony ministry.
Dedicated as a Shrine of the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 2005, the Shrine of St. Anthony offers you an opportunity to experience the Lord in a variety of ways. We invite you to enjoy the beauty of our Italian Renaissance Shrine and Friary. Join us in our chapel, open to all, for Eucharist offered at daily noon Mass. Weather permitting, stroll along one our seven prayer paths, or enjoy the serenity and solitude of the Grotto of Lourdes. The Shrine is privileged to house a major relic of St. Anthony, given as a gift from our confreres in Padua, Italy. The relic is housed in the public chapel at the Shrine of St. Anthony which is open to the public for prayers and reflection.
The Shrine offers many opportunities throughout the year to celebrate a feast at liturgy or enjoy a concert and dinner under the arches. The Shrine gift shop specializes in things Franciscan, from books on Francis, Clare, Anthony, Maximilian Kolbe, and Padre Pio, to statuary, icons, crosses, cards, and medals.